Ligue 1 side Monaco have turned down a bid from Manchester United for defender Benôit Badiashile.
United are looking to add a centre=back with pace to their squad to compensate for Harry Maguire’s lack of mobility and identified the 19-year old Frenchman as a possible candidate. Negotiations between the two clubs began, and the Premier League side tabled a bid of €25 million (£22 million) for him.
However, that has been turned down by Monaco, who believe that the offers seriously undervalues the player. They now have vowed to keep Badiashile at the club.
They believe that it is best for his development if he stays with them, as he will get plenty of first-team opportunities next season, something he would not be guaranteed at Old Trafford.
United have already switched their attention to other defensive targets, with RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano their main priority. However, he is likely to cost considerably more than Badiashile.
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